I stumbled across this video while browsing YouTube. The song, which debuted in 1984, finally made it onto the Billboard charts a week after the Cubs won the 2016 World Series.
At first, the title of this song combined with the name of the band made me expect a drinking song. But actually, this one is very much about baseball. Even better, it’s fun and upbeat, which is helping me shake off the sleepiness this morning. Enjoy!
Here’s a fun rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” played on the ukulele by John Curtis. When I saw how long the video was, I honestly hoped this would include playing the verses, but that did not end up being the case. All the same, I enjoyed listening to this fun and upbeat cover thoroughly.
Every now and then I come across a song and wonder how I wasn’t already aware of it. This is one of those songs. I like the theme of “home” when it comes to baseball. It just feels right. And the overall sound of this particular song seems seasonally appropriate (even if the lyrics are more oriented towards spring).
I certainly wouldn’t call this my favorite rendition of our pastime’s anthem, but it’s an entertaining one to watch all the same. Bill Murray at Wrigley Field during Game 3 of the 2016 World Series, singing like Daffy Duck (or Sylvester Cat?).
This tune is part break-up song, part nostalgia, part baseball, and part hope. It is also 100% soothing. Listening to it makes me want to put my feet up and watch the world go by.
Continuing with the bass theme…. it’s just too easy.